Atmospheric dramatisation of the award-winning crime novel set deep in a Shetland winter.
When a young woman is found strangled in a snow-covered field, the inhabitants of small Shetland hamlet Ravenswick are thrown into shock. Disbelief soon turns to anger and suspicion falls upon elderly loner Magnus Tait. But Detective Jimmy Perez has a hunch that the case is more complicated than that solution might suggest.
Raven Black was named Best Crime Novel of the Year by the Crime Writers Association in 2006. It's the first in a series of novels set in Shetland, featuring Detective Jimmy Perez.
Jimmy Perez ... Grant O'Rourke
Magnus ... John Shedden
Fran ..... Rosalind Sydney
Sally ... Clare Yuille
Robert ..... John Kielty
Duncan ..... Kenny Blyth
D.I. Taylor ..... Robin Laing
Euan ..... Greg Powrie
Annie Perez ..... Sandra Voe
Catherine ..... Melody Grove
Producer/Director: Kirsteen Cameron.
Sat 23 Jan 2010
Afternoon Reading, Red Herrings Episode 3 of 3
By Ann Cleeves.
The tensions and rivalries between three travellers on a business trip to Shetland spark a local woman's curiosity. By dawn the next day, Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez is on the scene, investigating a violent crime.
Read by Marnie Baxter.
Producer Kirsteen Cameron.
By Ann Cleeves.
Dramatised for radio by Iain Finlay MacLeod.
Atmospheric crime drama set in Shetland at midsummer - the time of white nights, when the sun never quite leaves the sky and birds sing at midnight.
The launch of Bella Sinclair's art exhibition, at the Herring House Gallery in the remote hamlet of Biddista, is ruined by the appearance of a distressed stranger, claiming amnesia. The man is later found hanged but local detective Jimmy Perez has a hunch that it's murder not suicide.
When the dead stranger is finally identified, strands of clues point towards a dark secret held deep within the collective memory of the community, one which has brought death to the present.